La Virgen del Rosario
ca. 1725
73.25" x 49.5"
Framed: 81.75" x 58"
Painting, oil on canvas
Region: Cuzco, Peru
A beautiful painting from Cuzco, Peru that is bountiful in every way. It has fifteen cartouches illustrating the life of the Mother of Jesus Christ, beginning with the moment of Mother Mary's Annunciation, her Marriage to Joseph, Jesus's Birth (Nativity Scene), His Circumcision, His Crucifixion, and His Ascension, and Mother Mary's Assumption. With the Heavenly Father above, the Holy Spirit, and Saint Francis in the lower right, and Saint Benedict in the lower left recieving a rosary from the Blessed Virgin, this rich rendering is wrapped in the sweetest and most powerful of flowers "lilies and roses".